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Referral to Physical Therapy Lowers Care Utilization for LBP vs Referral for Imaging

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March 18, 2015: A recently published study of patients with new low back pain (LBP) who received referral from a primary care provider concludes that not only is physical therapy a less expensive next step than advanced imaging, it’s an approach that results in lower utilization costs over time.
Source: APTA Feed

Referral to Physical Therapy Lowers Care Utilization for LBP vs Referral for Imaging